Starters can be diet-stoppers. But chosen with care they can satisfy your cravings and avert a diet debacle. We combine creamy mashed white beans with a single avocado for a low-cal dip that's sure to satisfy.
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Guiltless Guacamole
Total:
15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
3 cups
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Total:
15 min
Active:
15 min
Yield:
3 cups
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Ingredients

  • One 15 to 19-ounce can white kidney beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia or Maui
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • Sliced fresh basil leaves, for garnish, optional
  • Baked tortilla chips or fresh-cut vegetables, for serving

Directions

In a food processor with a knife blade attached, puree the beans and lime juice until smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl. 

In the same processor, place the cilantro, onions, salt and jalapeno, and pulse until juicy and thick. With a spoon, scoop the avocado from the peel into the bowl with the beans. Mash with a fork until the mixture is blended, with some chunks remaining. 

Cut each tomato crosswise in half. Squeeze the halves to remove the seeds and juice. Coarsely chop the tomatoes. Stir the onion mixture and tomatoes into the avocado mixture until blended. If you prefer a little more zip, stir in additional lime juice to taste. Garnish with basil, if you like. Serve with chips and vegetables. 

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